Scallop Casserole Recipe

Are you looking for a luxurious yet stress-free recipe? Erin Johnson, food blogger and recipe developer, came up with quite the creative masterpiece: scallop casserole. Now, we know you're probably wondering an important question: do scallops belong in a casserole? Well, the answer is a resounding yes, and this recipe will prove it.

"This casserole allows me to make a delicious dish quickly and with little hands-on effort," Johnson told our team. Doesn't that sound amazing? Not to mention scallops hold healthy benefits. According to WebMD, scallops are packed with zinc, magnesium, B-12, and omega-3s. The combination of the nutrients balance hormone and cholesterol levels, improve brain function, and decrease risks of stroke and heart disease. Back to the dish itself, Johnson describes it as "bright and lemony just in time for Spring." She also describes the flavor of scallops as "sweet" with a "velvety texture," and importantly notes that they aren't too fishy in taste. Decadent, nutrient-dense scallops in a bright, flavorful casserole? Sounds like a win-win dish!

Gather the ingredients for scallop casserole

For this recipe, you'll need a sleeve of butter crackers, chopped parsley, the zest from one lemon, unsalted butter, scallops, white wine, minced garlic, a minced shallot, and salt and pepper to taste.

Melt the butter and crush the crackers

Upon entering the kitchen, preheat the oven to 450 F. Crush the crackers in a plastic bag or food processor. Leave some good-sized chunks in there. In the meantime, melt your butter. Then, using a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs with the chopped parsley, lemon zest, and 4 tablespoons of butter.

Dress up the scallops

Separately, use a larger bowl to combine the scallops with the wine, garlic, shallot, and the 2 remaining tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over a dash of salt and pepper. "Scallops feel luxurious — and are not an inexpensive ingredient," Johnson says of the indulgent seafood. "I like to use them when I want a meal to feel a little fancier than normal."

Assemble the casserole

Make sure that the scallops are evenly coated, then layer them at the bottom of an 8x8-inch baking dish. Top the scallops off with a layer of the cracker mixture.

Bake and serve the casserole

Set your baking dish into the oven at 450 F for 10 to 12 minutes. Once that time is up, you're ready to serve and enjoy. What will you serve these with? Johnson says you can pair these up with an exquisite orzo, your favorite rice, or whole-grain pasta. "I think this casserole is perfect for a date night at home, or a special

celebration — even if that celebration is just surviving a random Tuesday," Johnson says. There's nothing better than spicing up a mundane day with a decadent meal, and this scallop casserole definitely gets the job done!

Scallop Casserole Recipe
5 from 32 ratings
This scallop casserole is rich, decadent, and loaded with buttery goodness.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
10
minutes
Servings
3
Servings
scallop casserole on plate
Total time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve butter crackers
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 pound scallops
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Crush the crackers in a plastic bag or food processor, being careful to not crush them too finely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs with the parsley, lemon zest, and 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir to combine.
  4. In a separate larger bowl, combine the scallops with the wine, garlic, shallot, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Stir to coat the scallops evenly, then pour them into an 8x8-inch baking dish, making a single layer of scallops.
  6. Top the scallops with the cracker mixture.
  7. Bake the casserole for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 355
Total Fat 24.2 g
Saturated Fat 14.9 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 97.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Total Sugars 2.4 g
Sodium 609.2 mg
Protein 19.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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